The Centre for the study of democratic Citizenship is organizing a roundtable on the Fair Elections Act, co-sponsored by the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) on Friday, Feb. 21 at noon in the ballroom of Thomson House (3650 McTavish St.). The roundtable will be moderated by Miriam Fahmy (Institut de Nouveau Monde) and the roundtable participants are: Éric Bélanger (McGill University), André Blais (Université de Montréal), Youri Cormier (Apathy is Boring), Miriam Lapp (Elections Canada), Stephen Maher (Postmedia News) and Leslie Seidle (IRPP).
On Feb. 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at SSMU Ballroom (3800 McTavish Street) come learn more about Tibet, a mystique-filled land of monks in the Himalayas. Guest speaker Ugen Wangchuk, the National Director of Students For a Free Tibet Canada, will speak about the current developments in Tibet and the solidarity and support of neighbouring countries. Performances include Tibetan opera songs by Sonam Chokey, a traditional Tibetan dance by Tenzing Musu and a Bharatanatyam performance by dancers from Ginette Dion’s dance studio, Sattvika Danse.
Additional funding for universities key to ensure Canada’s competitiveness on world stage
McGill applauds the Government of Canada’s commitment to increase funding for university research, as announced today as part of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s budget. In particular, McGill welcomes the creation of the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.
The Pension Administration Committee (PAC) is calling for nominations from active and retired administrative & support staff to fill the position of Administrative & Support Staff Representative. The position, to be filled by a current employee who is an active member of the Plan as of Dec. 31, 2013, is a three-year term commencing immediately following the Annual Meeting held on May 2, 2014. The PAC is the trustee of the Pension Fund. The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 28, at 5 p.m.
Don’t miss the unique seven-week public lecture Mini-Science series, “The Science of Music.” The series starts with an introduction on how our brains learn music and concludes with a look at microbes and music. The Mini-Science series will take place over seven consecutive Wednesday evenings, from Feb. 26 to April 9. Lectures will be presented in English mais nous vous invitons à poser vos questions en français. To register and learn more, click here.
This weekly film series is an intercultural initiative by graduate students from the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; open to the McGill community. While trying to foster intercultural understanding, the films of this series reflect some of the most important problems and challenges currently faced by youth in various Romance languages countries. alejandro [dot] fonsecaacosta [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) for more information or go here for the full schedule and list of venues.
McGill shows its commitment to creating and maintaining a safe and inclusive campus through the Forum on Consent held on Feb. 26 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the University Centre Ballroom (3480 McTavish Street).
On Sunday, Feb. 16, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, the Morgan Arboretum Ski Patrol will be hosting a workshop on the basics of cross-country ski waxing featuring Wayne Hesse from Nordic Ski Service. New waxing techniques have helped skiers obtain faster gliding, better grip and longer wax life, but they can also get a little intimidating for many of us. Hot waxing, gliders, grip waxes, klisters, race waxes; it’s all getting more complicated and if you don’t do it right, you may end up being frustrated on the trails. Applying the proper wax makes all the difference, as many of us have learned.
By McGill Reporter Staff
For the sixth consecutive year, McGill has been named one of Montreal’s Top Employers, as selected by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. In addition to the University, this year’s list of 30 Montreal institutions again includes the McGill University Health Centre and the Jewish General Hospital.
McGill’s Faculty of Dentistry invites you to its 2014 annual Chinese New Year dinner. Held on Feb. 19, at 6 p.m., at Le Crystal Chinois, the dinner will help raise funds for the Community Outreach Program.